Step into Christmas in style this year, with Siem Reap’s festive offerings for everyone to enjoy. Siem Reap embraces the traditions of this special time of year, adopting customs from the home countries of its many visitors from around the world. Enjoy visits from Santa Claus himself, stunning Christmas tree displays, colourful decorations, all our favourite treats and many tantalising new flavours to discover. With so many seasonal celebrations, from gala dinners and extravagant parties to elegant fine dining and family-friendly fun, you’ll wish it could be Christmas every day!

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Christmas Eve Gala Dinner
Begin the evening’s excitement with a cocktail and mocktail reception with canapés. Be entertained by live music and Christmas carol singing as you enjoy Christmas dishes and Khmer favourites from the extravagant buffet.

When: December 24th, 7-10.30pm
Cost: $90 net per person
Reservations: 063 760428 or email resa@victoriaangkorhotel.com
More Info: victoriaangkorhotel.com

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
An extensive buffet including pasta and carving stations, fresh salad bar, savouries, pastries, eggs, barbecue station await you this Christmas. Access to the hotel’s salt water swimming pool and Kid’s Club for the little ones is included.

When: December 25th, 11.30am-3pm
Cost: $35+ including free flow sparkling wine and fresh juices
Reservations: 063 760428 or email resa@victoriaangkorhotel.com
More Info: victoriaangkorhotel.com

Christmas Eve – Le Grand Buffet de Noel at Citadel
Savour an outstanding set menu for this special evening. The Grand Buffet de Noël serves a feast of festive oysters, river Lobster and free-flowing Prosecco.

When: December 24, from 6pm
Cost: $85++ Buffet. $95++ Buffet with free-flow of sparkling wine, house wine, local beer, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee. (50% off for children below 12 and free for under 4s)
Reservations: Booking form
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Christmas Eve Dinner by Eric Berrigaud
Indulge in a spectacular six-course dinner with a festive set menu created by French Chef Eric Berrigaud. Festive flavours include French Oyster Fine de Claire & Caviar Baerii Pearls and Boston Lobster Thermidor. Guitarist Diego Dimarques will be serenading diners as they enjoy the evening celebration.

When: December 24, from 6pm
Cost: $120++ six course dinner including a glass of Taittinger Champagne and wine pairing
Reservations: Booking form
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Christmas Day – Le Brunch de Noel
Experience exciting flavours from around the world this Christmas! Enjoy Australian Wagyu prime beef, duck Foie Gras terrine, the traditional roasted Christmas turkey. Free-flowing Champagne will make for a Christmas Day to remember.

When: December 25, midday until 2.30pm
Cost: $59++ brunch only, $99++ brunch with free-flow Taittinger Champagne,
house wines, local beer and soft drinks. (half price for children under 12 and free for under 4s)
Reservations: Booking form
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Christmas Eve Dinner
Guests on this special evening will be treated to traditional favourites from buffets in each of the hotel’s three restaurants – Cafe d’Angkor, 1932 and The Conservatory. Live cooking stations and home made mulled wine are highlights of the delicious, festive treats offered on this festive occasion.

When: December 24, 6pm – 11pm
Cost: $140 nett per person, with free-flow house wines, beers, soft drinks and juices (half price for children under 12 and under 5s dine free)
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Festive Champagne Brunch
This brunch spread across the hotel’s three restaurants – Café d’Angkor, 1932 and The Elephant Bar – promises to bring a sparkle to your Christmas Day. Not only will you find live cooking stations and favourites to please all the family, but beverage packages offering free flow Champagne or rosé Champagne can be included as an additional option.

When: December 25, 12 noon – 3pm
Cost: $90++ per person, with free-flow house wines, beers, soft drinks and juices. Add $30++ for free-flow Champagne or $45++ for free-flow rosé Champagne. ($35++ for children under 12, and under 5s dine free)
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Reservations: 063 963 888 or email dining.grandhotel@raffles.com

Sweet Dessert Buffet
Cakes, pastries and desserts satisfy your seasonal cravings this Christmas, served buffet style in The Living Room.

When: December 24th & 25th, 6pm – 10.30pm
Cost: $15++ per person
Reservations: 063 211 234 or email siemreap.park@hyatt.com
More Info: Leaflet

Christmas Eve Dinner
Enjoy a festive feast in The Dining Room with a celebration five course set menu featuring charcoal grilled beef tenderloin or grilled black cod fillet. Select your favourite desserts from the delights in the buffet. Throughout the evening, diners will be treated to carols sung by a children’s choir, Apsara dances, a Bokator show and an acoustic performance by Sony Batbanger.

When: December 24, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Cost: $112++ per person (half price for children under 12 years)
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Christmas Day Dinner
On Christmas Day itself, gather family and friends at The Dining Room. While the children’s choir, traditional dancing and Bokotor performances and live music by Sony Batbanger provide the entertainment, enjoy a delicious five course menu. Will it be the stuffed turkey roll with sage, apricot and roasted pumpkin for your main course, or the grilled Mekong river fish with celeriac puree and brussel sprouts served with a bisque bearnaise?

When: December 25, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Cost: $98++ per person, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine (half price for children under 12 years)
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Reservations: 063 211 234 or email siemreap.park@hyatt.com

Navutu Christmas Eve Dinner – It’s that time of the year again and the team of Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat are excited to celebrate with you as they gear up for a Christmas celebration to remember. Indulge in a 6-course set menu that will bring back memories of home. Witness traditional Cambodian dance performances with live captivating musical performance and be serenaded with sophisticated tunes from the 30’s to the 90’s for this special time with Jim.

When: December 24th 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Cost: $80 net per person ($40 net per person for kids under 13)
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An Enchanting Christmas at Malis – Festive treats lie in store at Malis! Enjoy divine Mekong lobster salad and a hearty Sanday and Sea Clam Soup. For a little extra Christmas spirit, roast turkey marinated in honey sauce with coconut heart and Prahok sauce.

When: December 24th 6pm – midnight
Cost: $60++ per person (or $80++ per person with wine pairing)
Reservations: 015 824 888 or email reservation.malissr@thaliashospitality.com
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Christmas Eve Dinner Under The Stars
Dine under the stars at the beautiful Elephant Courtyard with live music, great food and festive vibes. Enjoy a memorable Christmas-inspired buffet with free flowing wine, beer and soft-drinks.

When: December 24th, 7-10pm
Cost: $65 per person
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Christmas Day Brunch
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a scrumptious Christmas Day brunch buffet with free-flow sparkling, wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft-drinks. Be prepared for a surprise visit and special gifts from Santa Claus, too!

When: December 25th, 10am – 2pm
Cost: $40 net per person for buffet only. Add $15 net per person for the beverage package.
More Info: Facebook

Reservations: 063 963 900 or email Chhorb.Sophet@lemeridienhotels.com

Have Yourself a Very Khéma Christmas! Khéma’s celebrations begin with Baked Oyster in Champagne Sauce, followed by crisp Salmon Mille-feuille, creamy Mushroom Soup and, la pièce de résistance, a Turkey Wellington. A traditional Yule Log, and Khéma’s vanilla cinnamon tatin, end the evening’s stylish feast.

When: December 24th 6pm – midnight
Cost: $50++ per person
Reservations: Reserve online
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Apsara Dance Christmas Eve Dinner
Diners will be welcomed to this celebration dinner at Hunkaar Table & Lounge with a Kir Royal before sitting down to enjoy a five-course menu featuring five-spice blue cheese balls, tempting salmon, creamy asparagus soup and grilled duck breast, ending with a strawberry and chocolate treat. A mesmerising Apsara dance performance completes the festive celebrations.

When: December 24, from 6pm
Cost: $45 (children under 12 pay half price)
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Christmas Day Lunch / Dinner
Enjoy a fabulously festive lunch or dinner for the whole family at Hunkaar Table & Lounge this Christmas. Specialities include a complimentary house cocktail and a dessert of Christmas fruit tart served with Brandy ice cream.

When: December 25, midday – 10pm
Cost: $25 per person, (children under 12 half price, kids under 7 free)
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Reservations: 063 965 600 or fbm@hunkaartableandlounge.com

Christmas Eve buffet at Scribe
Enjoy a Christmas Eve buffet at Scribe served with all the usual festive trimmings and crafted by FCC’s talented chefs. Enjoy free flow beverages including house white / red, sparkling wine, house spirits / soft drinks).

When: December 24
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5-course Christmas lunch at The Mansion
Nothing says festive more, than spending time with family and friends over a delicious meal. Enjoy a traditional 5-course Christmas lunch at The Mansion with free flow draught beer / house white or red.

When: December 25, from 12 noon
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Reservations: +855 86 124666 or fcc.angkor@fcc.angkor.com

A Magical Christmas Gala Dinner
An unforgettable evening awaits you at the hotel’s poolside this Christmas Eve. Live music and enticing, seasonal dishes provide a lively atmosphere for all the family.

When: December 24th, 8-10pm
Cost: $65++ per person inclusive of free flowing wine, beer and soft drinks
Reservations: email courtyard.sr@marriott.com
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Christmas Brunch
Lok Lak
, the hotel’s signature restaurant, welcomes you for a special festive buffet style brunch where you’re sure to find an extensive selection of Khmer and international delights. Celebrate the big day with a drinks package which includes Bloody Mary and Mimosas.

When: December 25th, 11am – 3pm
Cost: $17++ per person. Add $12++ for free flow Bloody Mary and Mimosas
Reservations: email courtyard.sr@marriott.com
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With an indulgent twist on the classic garden party, Amansara serves a garden-to-table Christmas brunch at Khmer Village House, a traditional style wooden house, situated in the atmospheric and unique setting of Srah Srang, Angkor.

When: December 25, from 10am
Cost: $75++ per adult, $25++ per child (excluding alcoholic beverages)
Reservations: 063 760 333 or amansara@aman.com
More Info: www.aman.com/resorts/amansara/festive-season

Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over two years here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including Siemreap.net.